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Michael Caty, MD, MMM

Robert Pritzker Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics) and Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Pediatric Surgery; Surgeon-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

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Michael Caty, MD, MMM

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  • Pediatric Surgery

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



Michael G. Caty, MD, MMM, is the Robert Pritzker Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Section of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery. He also serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief of the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. Board certified in pediatric surgery, Dr. Caty’s clinical interests include neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, intestinal motility disorders, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric laparoscopy, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Yale welcomed Dr. Caty in January 2012 after he spent 17 years at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where he was the John E. Fisher Endowed Chair of Pediatric Surgery, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, and Program Director for Pediatric Surgery. He was the driving physician leader for the planning and development of moving both the inpatient and outpatient services of the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. While in Buffalo, he also served as Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Caty attended Boston College and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He underwent his general surgery and research training at the University of Michigan, where he served as administrative chief resident and pursued a research fellowship investigating intestinal injury during ischemia and reperfusion. He finished his pediatric surgery residency at Children’s Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School, where he served as chief resident. He obtained a master’s degree in Medical Management in the Heinz School of Public Health at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010.

Dr. Caty is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Association for Academic Surgery, and the American Surgical Association.

For eight years, Dr. Caty has been named on The Best Doctors in America® List, which represents the top 5 percent of doctors in the country. In 2012 and 2013, Dr. Caty was named among New York Magazine’s best doctors list. In 2009, he received the Kaleida Health Spirit Award, and in 2005 Dr. Caty was awarded the Promising Inventor Award from The Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Caty has contributed over 130 articles and chapters to pediatric surgical literature and is the editor of the multi-author textbook, Complications in Pediatric Surgery. He has been involved in the leadership of several pediatric surgical societies, including serving as President of the Pediatric Surgery Biology Club, Chair of the Organization of Children’s Hospital Surgeons-in-Chief, and Chair of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Education & Training

  • MMM
    Carnegie Mellon Univ (2010)
  • Fellowship
    Boston Children's Hospital (1993)
  • Residency
    University of Michigan Hospitals (1991)
  • MD
    University of Massachusetts (1985)
  • BS
    Boston College (1981)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical ExcellenceYale School of Medicine and Yale Medicine2022
Kaleida Health Spirit AwardKaleida Health System, Buffalo, NY2017
Connecticut Hospital ChampionConnecticut Hospital Association2016
America's Top Doctors2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Best Doctors in America2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Robert Pritzker Professorship in Pediatric SurgeryYale University School of Medicine2012
Lawrence Pickett M.D. Lecturer in Pediatric SurgeryUpstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY2010
Kaleida Health Spirit AwardKaleida Health System, Buffalo, New York2009
John E. Fisher Endowed Chair in Pediatric SurgeryWomen and Children's Hospital of Buffalo2008
Promising Inventor AwardThe Research Foundation, State University of New York2005

Professional Service

Yale New Haven Hospital Medical Staff PresidentDr.Caty was elected as the Medical Staff President2020 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsChairperson of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics2015 - 2016
Organization of Children's Hospital Surgeons-in-ChiefDr. Caty served as Chair of the organization.2012 - 2013
American Board of Pediatric SurgeryDr. Caty is an examiner for the American Board of Surgery Certifying exam2012 - Present

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